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Schmidt: Orr is the best ever

BOSTON -- Listening to Milt Schmidt talk about hockey is a privilege. Having him tell you Bobby Orr is the greatest player ever is a treat.

The Boston Bruins honored the patriarch of the organization prior to Thursday’s game, and the former player, coach and general manager of the Bruins has always talked fondly of No. 4.

“So far, the good Lord has kept me on this earth for 92 years, which I am very pleased about," Schmidt said. "I have often said this: As far as Bobby Orr is concerned, if someone better than he comes along, I hope the good Lord keeps me on this earth to see him. So far, I haven’t met that man. He’s the best -- ever. He always will be as long as I’m on this earth.”